Fork Truck Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$28,000
$24,000
Min 10%
$28,000
Median 50%
$34,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Mortenson
Highest Paying City
Rochester, NY
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a fork truck operator make?
The national average salary for a Fork Truck Operator in the U.S. is $28,899 annually or $13.89 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $34,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $24,000. Retail companies and Construction companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The best states for high paying Fork Truck Operator jobs are Washington, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The typical employment in the position spans 4.0 years.
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Average Fork Truck Operator Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Fork Truck Operator in the United States is $28,899 per year or $13.89 per hour. Rochester, NY reports the highest Fork Truck Operator salaries at $34,480 per year. Even an entry-level Fork Truck Operator makes $25,000 per year in Rochester, NY. The top 5 states with the highest reported Fork Truck Operator salaries are Washington, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Nebraska, South Carolina, and Kentucky have the lowest Fork Truck Operator salaries.

Map of Fork Truck Operator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Fork Truck Operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Fork Truck Operator Salary By Company

Fork Truck Operators report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Most Fork Truck Operator jobs are in Retail companies and Retail companies. Fork Truck Operators at Mortenson and International Paper report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like WestRock and B Braun Medical report highly competitive salaries for Fork Truck Operators.

Average Fork Truck Operator Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Fork Truck Operator works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Automotive companies, Manufacturing companies, and Construction companies tend to have the highest salaries for Fork Truck Operators. Salaries for Fork Truck Operators in Automotive companies average $33,371 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Construction companies pay $29,389 and $28,457, respectively. The types of companies that pay Fork Truck Operators the least are in the Transportation industry, where the average annual salary is $26,383.
Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$33,371
$33k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$29,389
$29k
Construction
Construction
$28,457
$28k
Retail
Retail
$27,554
$28k
Professional
Professional
$27,327
$27k
Transportation
Transportation
$26,383
$26k

Fork Truck Operator Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Fork Truck Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Fork Truck Operator can range from $23,485 to $34,133 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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